DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/30/2010    Duedate: 04/26/2010

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-38

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFESSION
OLDIES (5)
(83-47) [34-4-1,177]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     STEEL MUSE
OLDIES (5)                     NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
(83-47) [34-4-1,177]           (83-287) [5-2-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEP RALLY                      MORWEL
OLDIES (5)                     DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
(83-46) [21-17-0,96]           (83-210) [13-16-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)          35
2. OLDIES (5)                  34      OLDIES (5)
3. DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)         29      Unchartered Team
4. ZEITGEIST (18)              12
5. OLLIS HEROES (27)           12      NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               130  60  4 68.4   1/ 2 OLDIES (5)               13  2 1
 2- 2 BAD SIGNS (24)           104  60  6 63.4   2/ 3 ZEITGEIST (18)            8  7 1
 3/ 4*NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        21  14  1 60.0   3/ 7*NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        8  7 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        50  35  2 58.8   4/ 6 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       7  8 0
 5/ 5 OLLIS HEROES (27)         88  95  3 48.1   5/ 4 OLLIS HEROES (27)         7  8 0
 6/ 6 ZEITGEIST (18)            82 103  3 44.3   6- 1 BAD SIGNS (24)            6  4 0
 7/ 7 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       70 100  1 41.2   7/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        4 11 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am tired of speaking about myself in these columns.  After all, this will be
my fourteenth.  Let me instead tell you about my friend, Letter Sweater, who is now a
Lady protector.
9-7-15-14-20-9-10 SL
ambi, +2 rip, -2 Par
good endu, great damage on roll
bumped to 11-7-15-15-21-10-11
24-13-2 arena
skill learn rate 1.69
thought fave weapon was BS
BS @ 9/32/11
SC @ 9/86/12
LO @ 2/9/4
HA @ 4/26/3
Faves: SH, Mod/Vlo, learns Att
Master Init, Adex Attack/Decise, Exp Riposte
     I will miss her at my side.  You go, girl.
          Confession DMXIV

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TELORINTHE games.  Former top team BAD SIGNS was 
unseated this week as OLDIES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
5-0-1 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon BAD SIGNS this time out who 
this turn suffered a fall into 6th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
NONSUCH HOUSE went 3-2-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  STEEL MUSE caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT and 
was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
ISHTAR put down MORIS NAHR, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the 
process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster CONFESSION challenged 
MORWEL last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  Although MORWEL made a 
valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious CONFESSION.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TELORINTHE.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
TELORINTHE these days is ZEITGEIST.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of DEATH'S CHOSEN are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  HELGA HOARFROST take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in TELORINTHE.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of certain doom.  
LETTER SWEATER has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena victory!  Some say 
a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in 
hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 47                34   4  1   177       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WASNIS 224                   17  11  0   116       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 MORWEL 210                   13  16  0   101       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 RIZZYN 104                   14  20  0   100       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44             28  10  0    97       OLDIES (5)
 PEP RALLY 46                 21  17  0    96       OLDIES (5)
 CUSTODIAN 215                19  12  0    96       OLDIES (5)
-STEAL HOME 138               24   9  2    92       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELGA HOARFROST 237          13  14  0    92       ZEITGEIST (18)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORRIE POLLAS 295             11   6  2    88       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 VODI 158                     15  22  1    84       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 ISHTAR 184                   12  21  0    76       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 CYCLIDIA 111                 15  22  1    75       ZEITGEIST (18)
 KARIN LO 292                  8   9  0    75       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 QUITA REMMING 294            10   7  0    67       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OUT FOR A DUCK 275            8   4  0    62       BAD SIGNS (24)
 ILEOSA 263                    9   9  0    57       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YODA 274                      7   9  0    56       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 AVATAR 283                    5   5  1    53       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 MORIS NAHR 291               11   6  0    52       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 MELANCHOLIA 239              10  15  0    52       ZEITGEIST (18)
 REVENANT 213                 11  17  0    50       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
-LUMP 269                     10   6  0    49       BAD SIGNS (24)
 STEEL MUSE 287                5   2  0    46       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 SAM TALL 293                 10   7  0    37       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROOK 286                      5   2  0    33       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 CORNELIUS 285                 4   3  0    29       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 WHITEY D'EAGLE 289            4   3  0    28       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWITTER 299                   2   0  0    23       ZEITGEIST (18)
-CONSTRUCTION ZONE 284         2   3  0    17       BAD SIGNS (24)
 SILVERBACK 288                3   4  1    14       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296         1   3  1    13       BAD SIGNS (24)
 EGOCENTRIC 300                1   0  1     9       ZEITGEIST (18)
 INDIANA JONES 297             0   3  0     3       OLLIS HEROES (27)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      EGOCENTRIC 300         38  NONE
TOA JALLER 183         13 19 0 OLLIS HEROES 27      STEAL HOME 138         35  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Coulda been a rough round for The Oldies having to suffer three challenges, yet the
only loss was a random.  (The MUGS are always our worst enemy.)  Proud of my guys. --
Coach of Oldies

Wasnis -- You gave it a great shot at Duelmaster.  I salute you. -- Confession

Morwel -- I was ON for that match!  Or, perhaps my lucky rabbit foot was on? -- Lord
Protector Letter Sweater

Quita Remming -- Hey, you had some cool defenses for "one of us".  Luckily, I kept
banging away.  The life of a janitor, I suppose. -- Custodian

Paroldoxia -- Whew!  You just plain spracked me!  Ouchie! -- Draggin' Main

Ishtar -- Nice defenses!  I'll just bet we both had some unusual strategies.  You
think? -- Pep Rally (With a sis, boom, bah!)

I would wish everyone a great Mailer, but that is not such a great thing for this
arena, eh? -- Coach

Draggin' Main -- I was ainin' for yer bloody partner on the throne, but I guess I got
you. ;P -- Paraldoxia
P.S.   G'luck everyone, I'm off to represent!

Karin Lo -- Nice moves, girl, but that one was mine by experience. -- Helga

Indiana Jones -- OMG!  I though you retired! -- Twitter

Out For a Duck -- Ah drat, I forgot to draw my sword again.  Oh, well. -- Melancholia

Vodi -- Next match will be mine, elfling... -- Cyclidia

All -- I seem to be quite palatable to ol' Hal.  So here's Paraldoxia one more time:
11(8)- 8(7)-7-21-19(17)-7-17, longsword, high/very high, no tactic, decisiveness.
She was blessed in initiative, attack, and defense and started expert in all three.
Graduated advanced master initiate/defense, master attack, advanced expert decise,
and expert riposte.  Her little damage statement finally evaporated when I got the 11
strength.  She is by far the most skilled warrior I've ever had, and I'm eager to
test her in ADM!  Salute to Confession and all or fine managers.  Telorinthe is our
arena! -- Michael Eldritch

Steal Home -- Yep, that's a bad sign, for sure! -- Orrie Pollas
P.S.  Ah... what's it a sign of?

Custodian -- But what if we want a YOUNG custodian? -- Quita Remming

Lump -- That's 'cause you added the flour too fast.  Lumpy gravy can be fixed,
however.  Straining will do it, and next time being more patient with it. -- Sam Tall

Helga Hoarfrost -- Not THIS times.  It's coming on spring, and we probably won't have
more frost.  So there. -- Karin Lo

Rizzyn -- That winds up a fairly rotten round for us, but there are days like that.
At least we have smash behind the barn. -- Moris Nahr
P.S.  As a golem you probably don't understand about smash, or appreciate it.  Too
bad.

Draggin' Main -- No, my hair got messed up. -- Karin Lo

Steel Muse -- I dunno, how many can you carry? -- Sam Tall

Our congratulations to Letter Sweater. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LETTER SWEATER butchered BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CONFESSION subdued MORWEL in a popular 4 minute veteran's Challenge Title melee.
HELGA HOARFROST was vanquished by WASNIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
YODA was defeated by QUITA REMMING in a 1 minute Challenge match.
AVATAR devastated SAM TALL in a popular 4 minute bloody uneven Challenge brawl.
DRAGGIN' MAIN beat ORRIE POLLAS in a popular 3 minute mismatched brawl.
VODI was viciously subdued by CUSTODIAN in a action packed 2 minute expert's melee.
RIZZYN luckily beat KARIN LO in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
CYCLIDIA was overpowered by PEP RALLY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MORIS NAHR was handily defeated by ISHTAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
REVENANT was subdued by MELANCHOLIA in a 2 minute bloody master's match.
ILEOSA viciously subdued CORNELIUS in a 2 minute brutal battle.
STEEL MUSE devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ROOK outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd boring 10 minute gory fight.
SILVERBACK was devastated by TWITTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WHITEY D'EAGLE overpowered INDIANA JONES in a 1 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
EGOCENTRIC slew MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       28 -   8 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  29 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  1      47  |

Turn  38 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONFESSION 47              34   4  1  177 OLDIES (5)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WASNIS 224                 17  11  0  116 OLLIS HEROES (27)
LUNGING ATTACK   PEP RALLY 46               21  17  0   96 OLDIES (5)
BASHING ATTACK   CUSTODIAN 215              19  12  0   96 OLDIES (5)
SLASHING ATTACK  MORIS NAHR 291             11   6  0   52 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEL MUSE 287              5   2  0   46 NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEP RALLY 46.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORWEL 210.  The ten other most popular fighters were AVATAR 283, ORRIE POLLAS 
295, CUSTODIAN 215, ILEOSA 263, MELANCHOLIA 239, WASNIS 224, QUITA REMMING 294, KARIN 
LO 292, WHITEY D'EAGLE 289, and CONFESSION 47.

The least popular fighter this week was ROOK 286.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were INDIANA JONES 297, SILVERBACK 288, MORIS NAHR 291, CYCLIDIA 111, SAM 
TALL 293, YODA 274, CORNELIUS 285, REVENANT 213, DRAGGIN' MAIN 44, and HELGA 
HOARFROST 237.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

LETTER SWEATER (83-43) OLDIES (5)